Training Camp News Briefs - Friday, Aug. 5

Defensive end Courtney Brown's bad luck with injuries continued on Thursday when he dislocated his elbow. Read about Brown's prognosis and all the latest from Day 7 of the Denver Broncos training camp.

Injury bug bites Brown - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
08/05/2005 - Wrenching yelps abruptly quieted an intense Broncos practice Thursday morning. Courtney Brown's burst of agony hit home, encompassing four previous years of pain and frustration. It hit his new coaches, who were hoping a new home in Denver would be coupled with healthy fortune. It hit the coach who accompanied him from Cleveland, who has seen this too many times. It hit the likely candidate to replace him, who once suffered the same injury. It hit his agent, who has received this type of call about one his favorite people too often. In an eerie and uneasy scene, Brown, a defensive end who came to Denver after missing 33 of 80 career games because of injury, dislocated his left elbow in a freak accident while finishing a running play. Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said film showed a helmet connected with Brown's elbow.

Expect Brown back, and big - Denver Post - Thomas George
08/05/2005 - Courtney Brown is as quiet and soft-spoken as he is huge and powerful. So, when he howled in pain after dislocating his left elbow in Broncos practice Thursday morning, his teammates were understandably stunned, as well as disturbed. That is the most they have heard from Brown since he joined them. The good news is there are no broken bones and Brown should be back by the final preseason game against Arizona. Back to complete the Cleveland foursome that joined the Broncos during the offseason and the subject of so much fodder that nearly always is ridicule. The Browncos, they have been called.

Plummer will offer support to new backup - Denver Post - Mike Klis
08/05/2005 - Depth charts can be tough on football friendships. When the Broncos adjusted their backup quarterback depth chart this week, it put the starter, Jake Plummer, in an awkward position. He understands why the promotion of former Colorado State star Bradlee Van Pelt to No. 2 so captivated the local football audience. "I know people like him, and I like him," Plummer said. "He's got a contagious attitude. However it pans out, I've got to be supportive of him and they've got to be supportive of me and continue to push me." Plummer has too much respect for Danny Kanell, however, to wholeheartedly endorse the shake-up behind him. Since Plummer became the Broncos' quarterback two years ago, Kanell has pretty much been his backup.

Walls sends Rosenhaus to showers - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
08/05/2005 - Lenny Walls, potentially one of the most attractive free agents on the open market next March, plans to keep his mind on the field this year. But he did make one significant off-field decision this week. Walls said Thursday he has dismissed agent Drew Rosenhaus. Walls said he plans to hire Denver-based agents Lamont Smith and Peter Schaffer next week. Players must wait five days after firing one agent before hiring another. The move is notable for several reasons. Rosenhaus, who has been in national headlines recently representing star receivers Terrell Owens and Javon Walker, has been known for gaining clients, not losing clients. However, Walls said he felt somewhat lost in the shuffle. Rosenhaus has more than 90 clients.

Cursed Brown dislocates elbow - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 5, 2005 — The Denver Broncos practiced indoors on Thursday to avoid getting rained on, but that didn't stop the black cloud from following Courtney Brown. The cursed former Cleveland defensive end, who has missed 33 games since being selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2000 draft, dislocated his left elbow during the morning practice at the Family Sports Center here.

Brown's injury will test depth at defensive line - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 5, 2005 - The Denver Broncos are about to find out if some of the depth they have touted on their defensive line lives up to advance billing. Defensive end Courtney Brown suffered a dislocated left elbow during practice Thursday morning, giving a chance to some of the reserves to prove their value in the next month or so.

Broncos camp report, August 5 - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
August 5, 2005 - The Broncos took things inside for the morning workout, heading to the South Suburban Sports Dome in Englewood because of rain. Rookie cornerback Darrent Williams, because of Champ Bailey's sore left hamstring, lined up with the starting defense. Williams was one of the fastest players at the NFL's scouting combine in February and is expected to be the team's top kick returner. But he said, "I want to show them I can play in this defense."

Brown Dislocates Elbow, Out At Least Three Weeks - Denver Broncos.com - Andrew Mason
Thursday, August 4, 2005 - It was with a piercing, horrifying yelp from defensive end Courtney Brown that the Broncos' relatively tranquil training camp was shattered Thursday morning. "You don't want to see anybody yelling in pain -- especially him. He's a man," defensive line/tackles coach Andre Patterson said after Brown dislocated his left elbow Thursday morning. "I've seen him be hurt and run off the field and talk to me nice and calmly." The six-year veteran defensive end will miss at least three weeks after incurring the injury during team drills during a morning practice session at the South Suburban Sports Dome.

Training Camp Day 7 Notebook: On the Inside - Denver Broncos.com - Andrew Mason
Thursday, August 4, 2005 - The Broncos wouldn't let raindrops fall on their heads. Or they wouldn't let it rain on their parade. Whatever song you choose to cite, Denver refused to sing it on Thursday, utilizing their backup plan to move the morning practice indoors to the South Suburban Sports Dome as 2.30 inches of rain fell at nearby Centennial Airport. It was the rainiest day in nearly 12 months, and forced the Broncos into a last-minute switch. A three-hour window of dry conditions allowed the Broncos to venture outside for the afternoon session, but they managed to stay true to their scheduled tasks when they worked inside the bubble.

Quarterback Danny Kanell Answers Your Questions - Denver Broncos.com
Friday, August 5, 2005 - A reliable starter of 24 games in his career, quarterback Danny Kanell has proven his worth in the backup slot for the Denver Broncos as he enters his third season with the team. Kanell began his career as a New York Giant when he was selected in the fourth round (130th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft. He led the Giants to the NFC East title in 1997. Kanell was also with the Atlanta Falcons (1999-2000) and played for the Arena Football League's New York Dragons in 2002. He was selected twice in the Major League Baseball amateur draft, once in 1992 by Milwaukee and in 1995 by the New York Yankees. While away from football in 2001, Kanell played professional baseball for the Newark Bears.

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